For the fourth year now the Birdfreak Team has run the Rock Cut Christmas Bird Count. We started the count in 2008 and each year we have attempted to refine where we send counting parties. Downy Woodpecker The Birdfreak Team took a couple good-sized preserves and also checked Rock Cut State Park briefly (to assist
Sometimes, you don’t have to do much to get kids excited about birdwatching (or adults for that matter). The “common” birds are a great way to show off how awesome birds are to anyone. Caring for these commoners helps build a lasting desire to protect the creatures you care about, creating future and lasting conservationists.
Our backyard Downy Woodpeckers have been busy the last few weeks feeding and taking care of their young. Here the male does a little cleanup. Includes slow motion! Downy Woodpecker Cleaning Up from birdfreak on Vimeo.
Spring finally hit this past week with warm temperatures and lots of bird song. Unfortunately, the warmth comes and goes..there is even a possibility for snow this weekend. But nonetheless, spring has come. Each day seems to bring in new birds to our Callaway Nature Preserve, so we plan to update each Thursday. Fox Sparrows